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Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

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Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:12 pm

The Cubs will acquire Anthony Recker from the Athletics, the catcher's agent confirmed to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link). Oakland had designated Recker for assignment exactly one week ago to create 40-man roster space for Brett Anderson.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/cubs-to-acquire-anthony-recker.html

Who is Anthony Recker and what is the point of this trade?
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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:23 pm

The weird thing is Recker's a minor league FA after this season.
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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby JeffH » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:25 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:The weird thing is Recker's a minor league FA after this season.


So is Lalli.

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Theo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:32 pm

Playa's gotta play!

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:39 pm

Recker has better minor league numbers but is a few years older. I don't get the point of the deal. Better depth in case Castillo or Clevenger get hurt?
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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:40 pm

JeffH wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:The weird thing is Recker's a minor league FA after this season.


So is Lalli.


He is, isn't he.
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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby sneakypower » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:41 pm

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby davell » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:07 pm

I doubt that Recker or Lalli have any chance of catching on and sticking on a 40 man for any length of time, so I guess the only thing I can take from this is maybe they feel more comfortable with Recker's bat as a backup than Clevenger? Because I definitely see Castillo as our guy moving into next year.

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby CubInOK » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:19 pm

Theo got fleeced. Hendry would have never made this trade.

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby davell » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:55 pm

Maine DFA'd.

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby JeffH » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:26 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:Recker has better minor league numbers but is a few years older. I don't get the point of the deal. Better depth in case Castillo or Clevenger get hurt?


Recker is actually younger than Lalli.

Plus, his middle name is "Vito".

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:29 pm

JeffH wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:Recker has better minor league numbers but is a few years older. I don't get the point of the deal. Better depth in case Castillo or Clevenger get hurt?


Recker is actually younger than Lalli.

Plus, his middle name is "Vito".

Sold. Extend him now to avoid FA in the offseason!
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:39 pm

I think Theo and Beane were just bored and made the trade to amuse themselves.
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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Bull » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:14 pm

UMFan83 wrote:I think Theo and Beane were just bored and made the trade to amuse themselves.


Maybe Beane needed 40 man space and now owes Theo a favor?

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby biittner77 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:27 am

Is Recker an actual catcher instead of a pretend/ emergency catcher?
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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:22 am

JeffH wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:Recker has better minor league numbers but is a few years older. I don't get the point of the deal. Better depth in case Castillo or Clevenger get hurt?


Recker is actually younger than Lalli.

Plus, his middle name is "Vito".

Oh, for some reason I thought Lalli was like 25, 26. No matter, still a whatever deal.
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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby pitchcs » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:37 am

MrWood wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:I think Theo and Beane were just bored and made the trade to amuse themselves.


Maybe Beane needed 40 man space and now owes Theo a favor?



I know these comments were sort of made in jest but I don't think it's that far off. This was simply a change of scenery trade for 2 guys struggling in the minors. Theo and Beane know neither of these guys are ever going to become major league caliber so why not give them a little hope with a new organization?
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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Slide Castro Slide » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:10 am

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Pushfrog98 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:15 am

Clearly, this is the move that will put us on top!

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Slide Castro Slide » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:51 pm

Indians Claim Scott Maine
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 29 at 1:19pm CST]
The Indians announced that they claimed left-hander Scott Maine off of waivers from the Cubs. The Cubs designated Maine for assignment two days ago to create 40-man roster space for catcher Anthony Recker.

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby dfnowak » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:31 am

Slide Castro Slide wrote:Indians Claim Scott Maine
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 29 at 1:19pm CST]
The Indians announced that they claimed left-hander Scott Maine off of waivers from the Cubs. The Cubs designated Maine for assignment two days ago to create 40-man roster space for catcher Anthony Recker.

What was your favorite moment from the Scott Maine era?

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Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker

Postby Derwood » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:22 pm

dfnowak wrote:
Slide Castro Slide wrote:Indians Claim Scott Maine
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 29 at 1:19pm CST]
The Indians announced that they claimed left-hander Scott Maine off of waivers from the Cubs. The Cubs designated Maine for assignment two days ago to create 40-man roster space for catcher Anthony Recker.

What was your favorite moment from the Scott Maine era?


this one


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